City of Charlotte

Politics & Government
7:07 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Charlotte Moves Forward With Clodfelter At The Helm

Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter
Credit City of Charlotte

Former North Carolina Senator Dan Clodfelter officially became the new mayor of Charlotte Wednesday.  His wife and one daughter stood with him in the city council chamber as he took the oath of office.  Council members selected Clodfelter Monday to fill the vacated term of Patrick Cannon who resigned last month in the wake of federal corruption charges. 

Clodfelter never mentioned his predecessor by name.  He did refer to the day of Cannon's resignation saying that it will not cast a shadow on city leaders who have governed honestly in the past.

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Law
7:49 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Charlotte Officer Who Shot Unarmed Man To Make First Court Appearance

Jonathan Ferrell
Credit Associated Press

A Charlotte Mecklenburg Police officer charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting of an unarmed man over the weekend is due in court Tuesday afternoon.

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Politics & Government
5:58 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Anthony Foxx Resigns As Charlotte Mayor To Take Transportation Post

President Obama nominates Anthony Foxx (center) to be the nation's next transportation secretary.
Credit The White House

Anthony Foxx is scheduled to be sworn in as the nation's 17th Secretary of Transportation.  He stepped down from his old job as mayor of North Carolina's largest city on Monday. 

Foxx called a special meeting of the Charlotte City Council to say goodbye to the city he has led for the past four years.

"Thank you for what you've given me," Foxx said.

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